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This is my journey in books for 2018!

I read 27,660 pages across 106 books Img bookstack 360

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
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96 pages
Don't Call Us Dead
564 pages
The Paying Guests
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
260 pages

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Becoming by Michelle Obama
4.57 average
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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Sarah’s first review of the year
really liked it
This was pretty gay! Therefore, very good! But in all seriousness, this is a really well-written memoir that packs a hell of an emotional punch.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
it was amazing
Ayiti by Roxane Gay
This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe
We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore
I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
it was amazing
On the Move by Oliver Sacks
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Mistakes I Made at Work by Jessica Bacal
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
it was amazing
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio
When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams
Dirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samara...
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The End of Eve by Ariel Gore
it was amazing
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty
it was amazing
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell
Abandon Me by Melissa Febos
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Make Trouble by Cecile Richards
Failing Up by Leslie Odom Jr.
Whip Smart by Melissa Febos
Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
it was amazing
So Lucky by Nicola Griffith
Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out by Katie Heaney
Meaty by Samantha Irby
Atlas of the Human Heart by Ariel Gore
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
We the Animals by Justin Torres
it was amazing
Ayiti by Roxane Gay
Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Against Memoir by Michelle Tea
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Stray City by Chelsey Johnson
Endure by Alex  Hutchinson
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
it was amazing
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Liberating the Canon by Isabel Waidner
Amateur by Thomas Page McBee
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
Tough Girl by Carolyn  Wood
Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson
it was amazing
America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
Florida by Lauren Groff
Vanishing Twins by Leah Dieterich
Unapologetic by Charlene Carruthers
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson
it was amazing
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson
Meet Behind Mars by Renee Simms
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
it was amazing
A Matter of Taste by Rebecca Tucker
Becoming by Michelle Obama
We All Need to Eat by Alex Leslie
Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Sarah’s last review of the year
liked it
There are many things I appreciate about this book: its many interviews and motivational anecdotes, the research that it includes, the focus on optimism and hard work going hand in hand. It suffers from the same thing a lot of self-help books suffer from, i.e. being pretty repetitive. Also, while the author certainly addresses the problem of access, the narrative mostly leaves out the underprivileged. Most of the ‘paragons of grit’ Duckworth uses ...more
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Sarah read 106 out of 50 books.
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